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Last year at Blizzcon, World of Warcraft Executive Producer John Hight was very careful when answering a fan, during a Q&A session, about classic versions of The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King.

While cautious with his response, Hight, at the time,  seemed receptive to the idea of rereleasing both expansion packs.  He was adamant though, that serious thought be given to the way in which to approach such an endeavor.  It can easily be done, of course, but Hight was clear that he wanted to account for players who hadn’t agreed to anything other than purely Classic WoW.  He expressed a strong interest in doing it “The right way.”

Here is the exchange between the fan in question and Hight:



Hey guys, so obviously my question is about Classic, naturally. With the release of Classic I’m having a great time, my friends having a great time. But I know some people maybe might want to see the possability of either Burning Crusade or Wrath of the Lich King server. Is that something that the team is taking into consideration for the future?


Obviously we can do this, we’ve done it before but we gotta be really careful about how we proceed, you know. We established Classic with no changes in mind.

However the reception from all of you has been so incredible and, I mean, literally blew us away, we had no idea. We knew it was going to be big we had no idea it was going to be this big.

We want to be super thoughtful on the way that we progress, we know that some people probably didn’t sign up to go on to Burning Crusade or maybe not on to Lich King. So we want to handle that in the right way, but we can do this. We’re not opposed to doing it, we just want to do the right thing.

It sounds very strongly like we’ll be getting a re-release of Wrath of the Lich King at some point, which is something for players to look forward to.

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10 months ago

maybe they should simply do it like they should have done it from the very start with the first expansion release?
as in just making servers for specific expansions, like when tbc released at least leaving 1-2 servers for classic players to migrate to, then when wotlk came leave a few for tbc players and so on, would definitely kept them a lot of the older players that quit after some expansions ruined it for them (like cata-ugly-isim for me)

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